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The car and the confessional box have a great deal in common, and Neil LaBute riffs on the similarities in this cycle of unrelated playlets. Tron, GlasgowThis set of Neil LaBute six-handers is both a sinister statement of social atomisation and an acting masterclass, writes Mark. Autobahn: A Short-Play Cycle [Neil LaBute] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Sitting in an automobile was where I first remember.

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Additional Info In Autobahn, Neil LaBute’s provocative collection of one-act plays set within the confin’s of the front seat, he investigates the tentative apprehension that surrounds the steering wheel. Preview — Autobahn by Neil LaBute.

Now I’ve read much of LaBute’s work, and seen several of his films, so I am aware of his style. I think either only one of the stories should have been in the monologue style or they all should have been. This one was the most interesting and varied of the bunch, I would say. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. But it was just awkward.

I have liked his works and notice when he is active. Books by Neil LaBute.

The Way We Get By: All this being said, this play wasn’t really as bad as I’m making it out to be. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Oct 08, Danielle rated it liked it. Remember, I told you about her? You figure out their whole– – I want a divorce.

Autobahn A Short-Play Cycle

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. But all of the scenes were between two people. With courtiers circling [ Masterson, a native of Houston, [ One or two of these wouldn’t be so bad, but the extreme just seemed like a crutch lacking nuance, rather than a character that is unstable but still has depth to them.

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This intro said two really cool things. Sometimes the humor can be lost when read instead of spoken, so picturing him talking about eating Twizzlers and playing Mortal Combat really added something extra.

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But at least this one had some mystery to it, so I really was waiting to see what happened. The playwright doesn’t exactly blame the roads for his catalogue of stalkings, gang bangs and child abuse, but he uses cars — “our bubbles of glass and steel” — to exemplify the social atomisation that lets such things happen.

But it was fun. I’m a fan of all Neil Labute- this collection of augobahn however, is probably some of my least favorite Justin rated it liked it Sep 22, The fact that it wasn’t creepy made it creepier.

Yeah, we’re gonna take a pause here to critique the similarity of the characters again.

And a little bit of a know it all pretentious douche like I can be sometimes like Quick delivery, book was in great shape, would definitely purchase autobann this person again! Dec 27, Teemu rated it it was amazing. Please see individual entries for synopses. Autobahn is a series of short plays, all taking place within the confines of a car.

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I’m not an actor at all, but this book contains a bunch of one person and two person stories that are short enough for the lay person to memorize.


Jun 18, Derek Dewitt rated it liked it. I keep thinking of the story where the girl tells her mother “I know I’m gonna do everything within my power to use again. Open Preview See a Problem?

They Understated and subtle, Neil LaBute’s Autobahn shoves a series of characters into the confined space of the front seat of a car where the intensity of relationships is inescapable. To ask other readers questions about Autobahnplease sign up. Most Read Entertainment Stories Renton post office renamed to honor Jimi Hendrix, while new exhibition looks at icon’s early years Top 10 movies of Perhaps the most satisfying of the two-people plays comes first: There was a character in, I think, every scene except for one or two that had a preoccupation with some word or another.

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. In a sense, it’s classic LaBute. And we don’t get the opportunity to understand the girl at all. They have the front of the car up on the stage, like it’s the whole set, you know? Because otherwise, the whole declaration that the girl is just going to go downhill again and the mom isn’t doing a damn thing about it would just be super depressing.